The first winner of the SeaFest Kids Colouring Competition announced

Rebecca, aged 10, from Galway is the first winner of the SeaFest Kids Colouring Competition and will receive a €50 Eason Ireland Gift Card for her colourful creation.

To take part in the competition, Rebecca coloured in a picture of SeaFest flags and the Marine Institute’s research vessel RV Celtic Explorer in Galway Harbour. The image was drawn by urban illustrator Róisín Cúre at last year’s festival.

Aodhan Fitzgerald, the Marine Institute’s Manager of Research Vessel Operations said, “It is great to see children getting creative and adding all the colours of the rainbow to our research vessel. At this year’s SeaFest, visitors will be able to take a tour of the Celtic Explorer and talk to scientists about the work undertaken on board Ireland’s marine research vessel.”

Rebecca, Aged 10, Galway

The SeaFest Kids Colouring competition will be open until the end of July 2018 and a winner will be announced in May, June and July, with each winner awarded a €50 Eason Ireland Gift Card.

To enter, colour in the SeaFest Kids Colouring Competition, take a photo of the finished creation, upload the photo to Facebook or Twitter and add #SeaFest and post on the SeaFest Facebook page or tag SeaFest on Twitter. Add your first name, age and county/country to your post. Be sure to make sure your Facebook post is public, so SeaFest can see your entry.

A copy of the SeaFest Kids Colouring Competition can be downloaded from the Kids Zone on the SeaFest website at Copies of the competition are also available across Galway, including the Marine Institute, Galway City Museum, Galway Atlantaquaria, Fáilte Ireland Office Galway, Galway City Centre Library, Ballybane Library, Westside Library, Oranmore Library, as well as the Harbour Hotel, House Hotel and the Galmont Hotel and Spa.

To see all the competition entries, follow SeaFest on Facebook and Twitter. The full terms and conditions of the SeaFest Kids Colouring Competition are available on the Kids Zone at

SeaFest will take place in Galway from Friday 29th June to Saturday 1st July, and will include a host of fun and free activities for those of all ages. The festival will cover all things marine – from seafood cookery to science, exploring the ships that transport us to discovering the creatures of the deep.